We’ve come to our last conversation with Peter. It’s actually not a full conversation, it’s just a brief chat with Peter. From this point on the focus of the book of Acts is on Peter and his missionary journey. Peter laid the foundation for ministry to the Gentiles (non-Jews) and Paul builds on … More Conversation with Peter: Brief Chat during a conferance.
We’ve come to the last full conversation with Peter in the book of Acts. From here, the book of Acts focus’ on Paul’s missionary journey, but there will be actually one more brief “chat” with Peter before we finish this series. To give you a little more context, this moment is roughly 10-11 years after … More Conversations With Peter: Let’s just walk out of prison in the middle of the night.
The last conversation had us looking at how GOD changed Peter’s mission and focus from ministering strictly to fellow Jews, to reaching out to the Gentile’s (Non-Jews) around him. This might seem pretty obvious to us looking backward over 2000 years, but at the time, it was a pretty big deal. You have to … More Conversations with Peter: Misunderstanding, Conflict, and Resolution
Our last conversation with Peter, in Acts 9, has him in the town of Joppa discipling new converts. Due to the persecution by the Jewish authorities, the relatively small sect of Jerusalem based Christ followers dispersed to the regions around Judea, and spread the gospel to other Jews. Because of this, the Apostles went … More Conversations with Peter: A New Vision and Focus
So, has the title confused you yet? Maybe Intrigued you a little? Ahh, I didn’t think so. It’s my lame attempt at creative title making I guess. We’re going to continue to look at the next event in Peter’s conversation with us. We’re skipping over another huge moment in the Genesis of … More Conversations With Peter: Big “Things” happen before even Bigger Things Happen
Acts 5:1-11 has always been a challenge for me for some reason. It seems pretty straight forward to me, you sell something, you give money to the church, but then he gets punished. That’s how I always read it when I was younger. Face value reading without looking deeper at the context and even … More Conversations with Peter: Liars die and fearless boldness in the face of bullying
I call Peter an obedient Rebel because he disobeyed the right people. Now, before Parents and other authority figures jump all over me about how I shouldn’t encourage young people to disobey authority, and how God said that we should obey authority and blah blah blah….let’s take a look at Peter’s first “speaking gig”. … More Conversations with Peter: Obedient Rebel
How long does one have to wait for answered prayer? A day? A week? 6 months? A year? Quite a few years? That’s a very good question that men and women have been asking since creation. Abraham and Sarah waited literally a lifetime for a child. Israel waited 4 generations … More Conversations with Peter: Lame Faith
Does God’s plan and timing happen when we expect it to or does it unfold in a manner and way that causes anxiety, impatience, curiosity, wonder, and finally amazement? A lot of times we pray and set up a timetable for GOD to answer our prayer (because we all know GOD needs to have … More Conversations with Peter: Catching fire and Taking off
What happens when your story comes full circle? You start a new story. A new Journey. A different path. That’s what happened with Peter. After 3 years of conversations with Jesus which culminated in Peter denying Jesus and then Jesus restoring him in almost the same way HE called him, Peter begins the process of … More Conversations with Peter. Stepping Up and Out